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Trick or Tweet: How Usable is Twitter for First-Time Users?

Justin W. Owens, Kelsi Lenz, and Stephanie Speagle Summary. Social networking websites have become common tools people use for communication and sharing media such as photos. Currently, one of the most popular social networking websites is Twitter. A usability study

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Usability Evaluation of Three Social Networking Sites

Doug Fox & Shiva Naidu Summary. Social networking sites have quickly become one of the most popular means of online communication. Users can quickly share photos, videos, and communicate to friends, family, and colleagues via a social networking site. This

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Comparing the Usability of Three Dual-Language School Websites

By S. Naidu, V. D. Hinkle, & S. Shrestha Summary. This study evaluated the usability of three websites for Spanish-English Dual Language K-8 schools. Twelve participants (6 parents, 6 teachers) reviewed and performed tasks on the three public school websites.

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Searching the University Course Schedule Using a Digital FlipBook

By Spring Hull Summary. This article examines user performance and satisfaction of a university schedule of courses using the FlipViewer® digital FlipBook format. This format was compared to a schedule of courses website and subjectively compared to the university’s printed

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Evaluating the Usability of Educational Websites for Children

By Shiva Naidu Summary: This study examined the usability of educational websites for children. Children ages 7 – 11 performed seven search tasks with one of three websites. Overall, participants, especially those less than 10 years of age were not

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